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Is it fair that in AO semifinals are on different day?

Aussie is the only GS where they play one semifinal on Thursday and one on Friday. Whay can't they do the same like in RG, Wimby (both friday)or US (both saturday)?
In such a tough conditions having one day more of rest before final might be a crucial factor on Sunday.
Roger vs Andy should be deffinitely played on Friday.


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Re: Is it fair that in AO semifinals are on different day?

No, it is not fair. And you beat me to it. I was thinking of starting a thread about this.
I say that Roger vs Andy should be played on Friday. Otherwise the winner of that semifinal gets an slight advantadge.

But it doesn't matter. Nadal will win this GS regardless. :-)
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Re: Is it fair that in AO semifinals are on different day?

This is good for Rafa and Verdasco, if Roger plays on friday and reachs the final he will be really tired (i hope so).

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Re: Is it fair that in AO semifinals are on different day?

It is not fair, but at the same time it wouldnt have mattered for Federer or Roddick as much as it matters for Nadal to have 1 or 2 days of rest.
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Re: Is it fair that in AO semifinals are on different day?

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This is good for Rafa and Verdasco, if Roger plays on friday and reachs the final he will be really tired (i hope so).
Federer is never tired and he will play on thursday while Nadal will play on friday so please start complaining about "the incredible injustice against Nadal/Verdasco" instead of enjoying your good fortune.
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Re: Is it fair that in AO semifinals are on different day?

federer plays on thursday by the way

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Re: Is it fair that in AO semifinals are on different day?

Its not fair obviously, just like it wasnt fair in USO this year
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Re: Is it fair that in AO semifinals are on different day?

I don't see the problem. If Roger plays thursday he gets two days for the final. If he plays on friday he gets two days for his semifinal. Not much difference if you ask me?

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Re: Is it fair that in AO semifinals are on different day?

Its a granslam Roger always has to get extra time off before the final. i think its in the rules someowhere.

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Re: Is it fair that in AO semifinals are on different day?

I think several players have stated in the past that having two days of rest disrupts their rhythm. You get into the rhythm of playing every other day. So basically you could make the argument either way.

But lets face it. This will be a final between Federer and Nadal. Neither of them will be tired on sunday. Even if Rafa has to play a 5 hour match against Verdasco (which he won't, he'll finish him in 3 or 4 sets), he'll be more than ready. Not only is he incredibly fit, but he has also used very little energy during this tournament, not losing a single set in the process.
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Re: Is it fair that in AO semifinals are on different day?

Please dont be stupid. Feds half of the draw started a day earlier, thats why that half of the draw will get an extra day at some point in the tournament. Nadal's half had an extra day to to practice and aclimate to the courts before match play. If Nadal was second seed, he would be in that half. Been done like this every year. No one complains except tards on MTF. The US Open is much worse with finals the day after the semis. Wimmbledon has the second Sunday off which allows both halves of the draw to catch up. All four players left are in incredible shape and should not need the extra day. In the AO all semmis are early night matches and so is the the final. Enjoy and stop complaining.



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Re: Is it fair that in AO semifinals are on different day?

its fair. end of thread.

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Re: Is it fair that in AO semifinals are on different day?

What nonsense. If you were talking about the US Open, you might have a point. But there is no advantage in having 2 days off rather than 1- could even be a disadvantage.
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Re: Is it fair that in AO semifinals are on different day?

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But there is no advantage in having 2 days off rather than 1- could even be a disadvantage.
i agree. especially if you are new to GS finals and you are nervous two days waiting and doing nothing could be tricky.

this is obviously not the case with federer but it might trow him off his usual rest/play schedule. he won't have a big fight against roddick so he doesn't need the extra day rest.

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Re: Is it fair that in AO semifinals are on different day?

The only place where the semis can be a bit unfair is the US Open where I don't understand why they play the semis the day before. The winner of friday's match will still get plenty of rest.

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